I’m a huge over thinker. While I like to think of myself as an over-all optimist, for some reason whenever it comes down to my own personal scenarios I always end up in a pretty negative headspace. So how does one to stop themselves from getting sucked into this bad habit of overthinking? I'm a big believer that you need to be proactive in fighting your bad habits, and this one is no different! I only have so much energy per day, so why waste it worrying about things that truly don't deserve that limited energy (or my limited attention/time)? So here are six ways I’ve been helping to prevent it (or stopping it before the downwards spiral).
I remember being a kid and thinking I would have everything figured out when I was in my twenty's. Afterall, that's when your'e an adult, no? Out of college, with a job and all. I thought about chasing sharks on a coral reef, coming home to my husband and our 3 kids and two dogs. We would have a big house that had a white fence around it and a wrap-around porch. I laugh at that now.
Here I am in my mid-20's and feeling like while I have figured A LOT out, I still in no way, shape, or form have everything figured out. I have the husband, but we have no kids or dogs. I am a secretary who orders printer toner and cleans up after other adults in a large kitchen. We don't own a house, although the one we rent does have a fence but no porch. Yet, I'm proud of all I have despite of it not being what small Meli thought it would be. And I am happy with what I have, which I think is one of the hardest and biggest things to learn in life, at whatever age that comes.
What nobody told me - or the rest of us youngin's- is that your 20's are the most transitional season in your life. There is so much uncertainty with every step you take-- you make friends, you lose friends, you feel your way around the job market, you live on your own or with roomies you either love or hate, you finish school or you continue it well into your 30's, and you go through many relationships or get married and have kids... all while still feeling like one. It is a time where you are ever-evolving and things will look drastically different from the beginning of your 20's to the end.
Like I said above, I don't know everything yet but here are a few things I do know and think everyone should have figured out by the end of their 20's.
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